Thursday, July 24, 2008

A quilt for our family - for IF we ever go camping :)

I love denim. Especially old denim jeans/overalls the kids/Russell/me have outgrown/displaced the knees, etc. I have been saving them since the boys were little. I didn't realize it I was such a packrat until I found all these tiny pockets. :) I am so glad I saved them though - I guess this could be called a memory quilt. I think of all the "remember whens" when I see certain overall pockets. The material I got from my mother-in-law. I cut various colors (mostly reds and blues) into 1 1/2, 2, 2 1/2 , 3 and 4 inch squares with pinking shears. I sewed them on the non-pocket squares for color. Russell loves this quilt. He can't have it. I don't want to share. It will be warm. The quilt itself probably weighs close to 5 lbs. I have a hard time lifting and maneuvering it. Yep - it will be warm alright.

5 comments:

Kim said...

Awesome quilts Candace! How do you find time to do it?

Meg said...

Candace that is so cool! LOVE the pocket thing--GREAT idea!

Candace said...

Hey Kim,
I work on it when all my other stuff is done. Mostly when the boys are having their turns on the computer. Or outside playing. Or when they are sleeping. :) There is always time around here. They aren't little anymore and can self entertain.

Candace said...

Hi Carrie!
Glad to see you have returned to the world of technology after all that camping! lol I love the pockets too. They actually hold stuff too! :)

Eileen said...

OMG - that is so fabulous!!!!! It's a quilt. It's art. It's years of memories all put together with needle and thread. You're so talented!

I just love this picture! The beach...it's the place to be!

I just love this picture!  The beach...it's the place to be!
I think this was in 2004. It was Nephi's first trip to the beach. The boys were all so little! My have they grown.

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace
It all started for us when Russell left for Cape Town South Africa on a mission. Candace felt inspired to write him - so she did! We wrote for 3 1/2 years. Candace came home from her mission to the Texas Houston East Mission and we dated for 5 months. We married in July 1994 and have been happy ever after!

Son 1...Donovan

Son 1...Donovan
Our 14 year old boy scouter, 50 miler bike rider, cartoon drawer, computer gamer, book reader, clarinet player, babysitter, 8th grader boy!

Son 2...Christopher

Son 2...Christopher
Our 13 year old, boy scouter, harry potter computer gamer, lego creator, imaginator, book reader, 6th grader boy!

Son 3...Michael

Son 3...Michael
Our 9 1/2 year old drama king, perfectionist (I wonder if he gets that from mom? lol), drawer of many things, 3rd grader boy!

Son 4...Nephi

Son 4...Nephi
Our8 year old keeper of surprises, leg breaker, book listener, lego creator, music enjoyer, 1st grader boy!